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Seahouses RNLI's inshore lifeboat called to person cut off by tide

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At 10.16am on Saturday (8 May), the UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses RNLI's inshore lifeboat to assist a person reported cut off at Blacklaw, south of Holy Island.

This is a nature reserve beside Ross Links, north of Budle Bay.

The lifeboat launched and made best speed towards the incident, but just before arriving on scene, a further report was received from that Coastguard, that an unknown boat had recovered the person. The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.


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